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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By io14
it's probably a torx head, use that & spray with...

it's probably a torx head, use that & spray with PB blaster etc. that should help !
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-18-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By io14
or the heating element in the seat(s) is touching...

or the heating element in the seat(s) is touching a material within the seat that could be causing the odor when you sit in the seat ? my guess, you'll find it !
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-17-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By io14
wonder if the tech had oil on the seat of his...

wonder if the tech had oil on the seat of his pants ? longshot ? when he sat on your seats ? if you smell the seats do they smell like oil ?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-17-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) To sell or not
Views: 1,278
Posted By io14
keep the car, I have the same problem, store the...

keep the car, I have the same problem, store the Z3 in the winter then drive my 325XI around. With 3 cars, the insurance on the Z3 and 325XI is a lot cheaper than a new vehicle, multi-car discount,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-29-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By io14
I too have a 97 Z3 but not ready to put the car...

I too have a 97 Z3 but not ready to put the car to bed just yet ! I did my rear shocks as well as the front struts along with everything else you mentioned. Any plans on the lower control arm...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-17-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,754
Posted By io14
Z3 OEM roll hoops

Mr. Slate

EBAY HAS what you are looking for as we speak !
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-17-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,754
Posted By io14
Z3 roll hoops

Hey Mr.Slate

I too have a 97 Z3, production was 1/97 so the mounting holes were there to accept the OEM roll hoops. I was able to obtain the OEM roll hoops on Ebay along with all of the interior...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-25-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,849
Posted By io14
so I checked the recommended oil list from BMW &...

so I checked the recommended oil list from BMW & I don't see the Z3 listed so I assume follow the oil recommended list on the Z4 ? I have a 97 Z3 2.8 engine curious if I should make the switch to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-24-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,849
Posted By io14
Does the oil cap have anything on it what to use...

Does the oil cap have anything on it what to use ?? my thoughts it should be 5-30w syn oil, not sure ? ask the dealer what they use then go from there !! what part of the country do you live in ?...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-24-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By io14
for get the jack stands, find some old 2x8 cut...

for get the jack stands, find some old 2x8 cut the length of the tires, jack up vehicle onto tires, then fill tire to 50-55 lbs of pressure, that way they are off the cement & you won't develop flat...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-24-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 614
Posted By io14
Z3 Black Mesh windscreen

Hello

any one out there have the front black metal clips that goes under the trim for the black mesh windscreen. This goes over the roll hoops plus looking for the pin extensions in the back of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-28-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,378
Posted By io14
Mr. Slate I also have a 97 Z3, production...

Mr. Slate

I also have a 97 Z3, production year 1/97 that has the appropriate mounting holes for the oem roll hoops. my suggestion and this is what I did before finding a pair was to search ebay...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,025
Posted By io14
Z3 dashboard illumination

Wondering the odometer gauge when dark the other evening and curious to replace the bulbs (LED's)? do you have to remove the dashboard ? take off the steering wheel etc ?
I think the bulb is about...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-16-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,933
Posted By io14
Z4 alignment

$79.95 here in Mass, there isn't too much to align,front & rearcamber are fixed by the design of the car, no adjustments are possible.Any deviations are usually the result of worn or damaged...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-01-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,180
Posted By io14
Z3 97 replace outside door handle & gasket

One last thing, then I'll go away. You have to love German engineering, when you are ready to replace the door cover plate & gasket it just doesn't snap in you have to hold the peice against the door...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-30-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By io14
Welcome

Congrats ! what sort of dealer warranty do you receive with this vehicle ?
Forum: New England Region - MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT 01-28-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By io14
BMW auto mechanic

Did you call BMW-Gallery in Norwell, I had a great conversation with there mechanic named Barry but again it's a Bimmer Dealer & they charge a fortune !
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-28-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,180
Posted By io14
Z3 97 replace outside plastic door handle

well, I fashioned a coat hangar into a T type of setup and after removing the little cover plate from both doors I was able to see inside the "door mechanisms" and found the right "lever" to push and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-24-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,180
Posted By io14
Z3 97 replace outside door handle

Thanks Ron , I'll start at this point !
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-24-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,180
Posted By io14
Z3 97 outside perimeter door rubber gasket

Randy or Ron

The BMW dealer (parts personnel) are having a hard time determing what the number of the door handle gasket that I need that goes around the perimeter of the handle. I have 51 21 1...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-21-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,180
Posted By io14
Z3 97 replace outside door handle rubber gasket

Ron

Marvelous, just simply marvelous !! why couldn't be a 2 minute job like the antenna grommet with a little help with Dawn soap detergent !!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-21-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,180
Posted By io14
Z3 97 replace outside door handle rubber gasket

so Ron the part number I mentioned is this the half day job ? to replace that seal etc ?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-21-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,180
Posted By io14
Z3 97 replace outside door handle rubber gasket

The part number that I was given from BMW & Bavarian autosport is 51 21 1 977 669 Exterior Door Handle Trim Seal
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-21-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,180
Posted By io14
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-21-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,180
Posted By io14
Z3 97 replace outside door handle rubber gasket

Thanks Randy

I'll figure something out with that tool via the picture !

Thnaks again !
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